“The Tay”


The singer warns young men against women overly dependent upon tay (tea). He works and earns a good living, but his wife wastes the money on tay. At last he breaks kettle and pot. She attacks him; he gives in and lets her have her tay

Cross references


  1. SHenry H25a, pp. 502-503, "The Tay" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1310
  3. BI, HHH25a


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland